Hi all, hope you don't mind me venting. It has been a trying week. I am pleased to say that my dad made it through the surgery. (At first doctors were reluctant to do surgery due to the fact that he had a heart attack in September 2012.) The first two days were great. On day three he had low oxygen and very rapid heart beat. I was not too surprised thanks to reading other peoples experiences. He then got a high fever. Blood tests show infection in blood, and X-ray shows pneumonia. He was put on three different types of antibiotics which has caused terrible diarrhea. He went for his swallow test only to find there is a small leak. They are going to wait a few days to a week and do a cat scan. He cannot drink anything until then. Over the last two days he has become delirious, hallucinating and very out of it. Doctors say it could be the infection as well as "ICU Delerium". Today he is doing better medically. Oxygen, heart rate are better and fever although still there is lower. I am rejoicing that the two suspicious nodes found in the stomach are cancer free and know that in the end this surgery is life saving and worth it. Just very difficult to watch my dad like this. He is completely desperate to drink something. It is so unfortunate that more $ is not given to esophageal cancer to help find anaesthetic spray of some sorts that could help. The desperation for water is making him more agitated. Wish I could do something. I know with the first sip of water that he will hopefully take and being in stable mind will help me forget this week! Shew - if you are still reading, thx!
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